Staff at Kyambogo University risk missing a salary should the university take long to re-open.
Only a handful of students, according to sources at the university, had paid tuition by the time the university closed.
The university is supposed to pay sh450m per month to Bank of Uganda, as part of the funds that the Government reverts to it, for its operations. Lecturers also get close to sh400m in top-up allowances, generated internally from the tuition paid by students. But since the university had not collected tuition, their payments could be slashed, come the end of the month.
Twenty-eight percent of the funds received from the Government will not be enough to electively run the university’s operations and pay salaries till it re-opens, sources said.
Meanwhile, students will have to wait a little longer to resume their studies, since investigations into the teaching staff strike are expected to last two months.
In an interface with the university council, which lifted a lid on the simmering tension between the teaching staff and the vice chancellor, Prof. Isaiah Omolo Ndiege, MPs on the education committee on Thursday heard that the inspectorate of government and Criminal Investigations Department would be enlisted to buttress the probe into an array of complaints against Ndiege.
By Conan Businge and Moses Walubiri, The New Vision